Zachary Warwas is an artist and woodworker based in Oakland, CA. He utilizes a combination of wood and wood products to consider the relationship between art and craft and to experiment with materials in an open-ended way.
There is magic in creating objects. I like to take an idea or concept and start sketching, attempting to allow for a three dimensional object to grow out of my thoughts. Translating from the mind to paper is sometimes a challenge and the idea may go through different iterations along the way. I try and be open to changes that come out of the creative process, sometimes having to let go of what I first thought it might be. A big part of it is making the available space for the ideas to come to me and using the wood shop as a place to let them come to life.
Zachary Warwas is a Bay Area native and wood-based artist. In addition to his original artwork, he is a principal at Treasure Island Woodworks, a custom cabinetry company. His training includes studying woodworking at Laney College in Oakland, apprenticing with various Bay Area woodworkers as well as developing self-taught techniques. Additionally, he has studied advanced techniques at various workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.